Corner cabinets can be created automatically using the Auto Corner Cabinet Feedback, or by specifying a cabinet as a corner cabinet using the dialog.
Cabinet feet or legs can be added to the cabinet's Specification dialog.
Add multiple moldings to a single cabinet by using the Offset settings located on the Moldings panel of the Cabinet Specification dialog.
When resizing cabinets the width snaps to the default 3' increment. This default can be changed in the General Cabinet Defaults dialog.
Wine racks and plate racks can be added to cabinets by using the Door/Drawer tab of the Cabinet Specification dialog and the Specialty Storage catalog.
Set whether cabinet doors open left or right in the Cabinet Specification dialog.
Cabinet elevations can be easily created using the Wall Elevation and CAD Detail From View tools. Trim unnecessary lines using the Trim Objects tool.
Cabinets can be edited and combined to create a wide variety of custom cabinetry or furniture. They can then be saved in the Library Browser for use in other plans.
Create a unique hole in a countertop for the sink by using a custom countertop and a hole created with closed polylines converted into a countertop hole.
Custom closet spaces can be designed by adding drawers and shelves to cabinets and by placing manual shelves, partitions, hanging rods, clothes, and shoes from the Library Browser.
Easily create an elegant waterfall countertop by using the Custom Countertop tool.
Create a tambour or appliance garage in a cabinet by using a door style from the Specialty Storage catalog in the Library Browser.
Create cabinets that accommodate wheelchairs by increasing the height and depth of the toe kick or by raising the cabinet off the floor.
Create two sided cabinets by adjusting the settings on the Sides/Back tab then add a custom etched glass material to door panels.
Create frameless cabinets by using the settings located on the Front and Door/Drawer tabs of the cabinet Specification dialog.
Additional panels can be added to the side and back of cabinets from within a cabinet's specification dialog, or manually by placing panels from the library directly into the plan.
With Chief Architect’s cabinet tools you can create base, wall, and full height cabinets as well as soffits, shelves, partitions, and custom countertops. These objects are very versatile, allowing for a wide range of customization. A selection of cabinet door and drawer styles are available in the Library Browser and, in addition, a numerous cabinet manufacturer catalogs are available for download on the website. Chief Architect also has many customized cabinet symbols and cabinet groups available in the library. Cabinets you have customized can be saved to your own library for future use.
Create unique countertops by using the Custom Countertop tool and CAD tools like Break Line, Change Line/Arc, Fillet, and Chamfer tools.
You can specify shelving in a cabinet and control attributes such as number, depth, spacing and thickness all within the Cabinet Specification dialog.
Add a microwave, oven and a warming drawer to a single full height cabinet using the Specify Appliance option within the Cabinet Specification dialog.
Resize the cabinet you want to place the appliance in so that it is large enough to fit, then place the fixture.
When you attempt to place a fixture or appliance into a cabinet that already contains a fixture/appliance, this message will display. Choose to keep the existing fixture/appliance or replace it with the new one.
If you attempt to place a symbol into a plan as an independent object, when it was meant to go into a cabinet, this message will display.
One of several warning messages may display if you try to place a fixture or appliance into a cabinet that it is not designed to insert into.
An apron sink, which has a finished front surface that extends past the counter, is not inserted directly into a cabinet, but it can be placed on top of a base cabinet by following these steps.
Have multiple Drawer pulls on a single drawer by modifying the In From Edge setting on the Cabinet Specification dialog.
Specify different door and drawer styles on a single cabinet using the Specify button on the Front/Sides/Back panel of the Cabinet Specification dialog.
When you understand which settings are dynamic defaults you can use the Set As Default tool to quickly change between cabinet styles.